EXCLUSIVE: Battlecross – War Ensemble

Ahead of Battlecross' upcoming European tour, we're streaming their new cover of Slayer's War Ensemble.

War Ensemble

The Detroit thrash merchants Battlecross have tried their hand at something most bands wouldn’t dare – covering Slayer. But they’ve got it nailed. Recorded at 37 Studios by Matt Dalton (Chiodos, Pierce The Veil), it’s the ideal appetiser before the main course of the band’s European tour with Huntress starting next month. Tour dates below:

6 June: Rock Am Ring, Germany

7 June: Rock Im Park, Germany

10 June: Hulla Balluza @ Grosse Freiheit, Germany

11 June: 013 Tilburg, Holland

13 June: Download Festival, UK

15 June: Novarock, Austria

17 June: Rock City, Zurich, Switzerland

18 June: L’usine, Geneva, Switzerland

19 June: Live Legend, Milan, Italy

20 June: Orto Bar, Ljubiana, Slovenia

21 June: Mochvara, Zagreb, Croatia

22 June: Randal, Bratislava, Slovakia

24 June: Magnet, Berlin, Germany

25 June: Vary Arena, Karlovy, Czech Republic

27 June: Graspop, Belgium

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.